Ohio Univeristy tried to stop file sharing by announcing a complete ban of all P2P traffic late April. Users of P2P applications face a suspension of their internet access as well as disciplinary measures.

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Students were quick to find a loophole though: The university apparently only monitors connections to outside IP addresses. Intranet swapping is alive and well, according to the Ohio Post.

Students are using a DirectConnect++ hub to share between 1.5 and three terabyte of data at any given time. There's even a flier that advertises the hub as an alternative to other swapping methods that have been banned. From the article:

"Because files are shared within the OU network, sharers get higher transfer speeds than peer-to-peer networks that extend outside the university. This also protects DC++ users from copyright enforcement companies hired by the movie and music industries, which cannot access OU's DC++ hub."

(via Slyck.com)

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